By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jerome Sinclair is in talks to join Watford from Liverpool in the January window, Football Insider sources understand.
The Hornets have made a bid to tempt the Merseysiders into selling the teenage forward this month in a permanent deal.
As reported by Football Insider on Monday, Liverpool will listen to offers for Sinclair after he told the club he wants to leave.
The teenage striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has rebuffed attempts from the Merseysiders to extend his deal.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Watford have now made an offer for the 19-year-old – who is the youngest-ever player to appear for the Reds – and are increasingly confident a deal can be agreed.
It has also been reported that Sinclair wants to explore the possibility of a move to Spain. The youngster could sign a pre-contract with a foreign club this month and then join in the summer.
But Watford are now leading the race for Birmingham-born Sinclair, who joined Liverpool when he was 14.
Football Insider reported last week that there is interest from the Premier League club, who are prepared to pay a fee to land the former England Under-17 forward in the January window.
Liverpool have placed a £2million valuation on the striker, who scored his first goal for the club in the FA Cup third-round 2-2 draw against Exeter.
In total, Sinclair has made four appearances for the first team and scored just the one goal.
Meanwhile, reserve keeper Adam Bodgan, who has been axed from the squad following a series of blunders will be allowed to leave if there is any interest.